This animation shows a unique picture of seasonal fire activity. Here, global fire activity is displayed as tiny particles on a rotating globe with each particle depicting the site at which a fire was detected. Daily fires are displayed at a rate of 10 days per second. The fire particles fade over 1.7 seconds and change color as they age from red to orange, yellow and gray. Note: This animation shows seasonal fire activity from 2-17-2002 to 7-31-2002 and from 8-1-2001 to 2-18-2002. Data Collected: 2001/08/01 through 2002/07/31. Animator: Cindy Starr (GST), Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Robert Sohlberg (University of Maryland), Chris Justice (University of Maryland). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Terra/MODIS, Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Fire Location, Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation.